13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 1 night
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Buncrana
— 2 nights
3
Ballina
— 3 nights
4
Galway
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights

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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Portmarnock Beach and then delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip builder tool.

Almeria, Spain to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Almeria to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Almeria in December; daily highs in Dublin reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

2
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Straghill Beach, then kick back and relax at Dunree Bay, and then delve into the distant past at Grianan Of Aileach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Buncrana and then enjoy the sand and surf at Back Strand Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buncrana road trip planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Buncrana by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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St Mary's Church, Buncrana ©
St Mary's Church, Buncrana
Grianan Of Aileach ©
Grianan Of Aileach

3
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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Get in touch with nature at Strandhill Beach and Ross Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Belleek Castle Museum and Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Sligo (Sligo Abbey & Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery) and Yeats's Grave (in Drumcliff). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection and make a trip to Moyne Abbey.

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Traveling by car from Buncrana to Ballina takes 3 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ballina, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery ©
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery

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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Burren. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches and then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip builder.

Getting from Ballina to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Galway sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

3
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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of the city life by going to Inch Beach and Ring of Kerry. Step off the beaten path and head to Torc Mountain Walk and Banna Strand. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, browse the exhibits of The Back Lane Gallery, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, and make a trip to Ladies' View.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Killarney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Galway in December: high temperatures in Killarney hover around 12°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

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